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Charges: Couple took, intended to hurt Amish girls

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/16/2014 - 20:08

NY couple kidnapped, intended to hurt Amish girls, police sayA northern New York couple has been arraigned on charges they intended to physically harm or sexually abuse two Amish sisters after abducting them,


Homeless man stabbed outside church in Center City

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/16/2014 - 19:51

Homeless man stabbed outside church in Center CityPhiladelphia police say someone violently attacked a homeless man right in front of a church.


Funerals today for SW Phila. fire victims; cause 'undetermined'

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/16/2014 - 19:34

Funerals today for SW Phila. fire victims; cause 'undetermined'Four young children killed in a fire on Gesner Street in Southwest Philadelphia last month will be laid to rest Saturday morning.


Schatz wins over voters in tough US Senate primary

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/16/2014 - 18:57

US Sen. Brian Schatz, center, celebrates with supporters after defeating fellow Democrat US Rep. Colleen Hanabusa to retain his senate seat, Friday, Aug. 15, 2014 in Hilo, Hawaii. (AP Photo/Marco Garcia)PAHOA, Hawaii (AP) — Incumbent U.S. Sen. Brian Schatz won a tense Democratic primary election in Hawaii, proving that he is no longer just a senator who was appointed to his seat — he has captured the confidence of Hawaii voters.


Russian accused of hacking detained by U.S.

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/16/2014 - 18:54
A Russian accused of hacking U.S. retailers' computer systems to steal credit card data has been ordered by a Washington State judge to be held pending his trial in October, citing risks that he could flee the country, prosecutors said. The arrest of Roman Seleznev, the 30-year-old son of a deputy in Russia's lower house of parliament, has increased tensions between the two countries, already at their worst since the end of the Cold War over the Ukraine crisis. Shortly after Seleznev's arrest was announced last month, the Russian Foreign Ministry said his capture amounted to kidnapping and accused the United States of violating a bilateral treaty. Russia has demanded his immediate release.

Quotations in the News

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/16/2014 - 18:07
"We had to evaluate the security of the officers there and also the rioters. We just felt it was better to move back." — Missouri State Highway Patrol Capt. Ron Johnson after some protesters began throwing rocks and other objects at police in the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson.

Guide to developments in Missouri police shooting

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/16/2014 - 15:57

Protesters hold up signs, Friday, Aug. 15, 2014, in front of a convenience store that was looted and burned following the shooting death of teenager Michael Brown by police nearly a week ago in Ferguson, Mo. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — After an unarmed black teenager was shot by a Ferguson, Missouri, police officer, the city north of downtown St. Louis erupted into violent protests. Here's a look at the key elements of the shooting and the unrest that followed:


Timeline of fatal police shooting of Michael Brown

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/16/2014 - 15:54

These images provided by the Ferguson Police Department show security camera footage from a convenience store in Ferguson, Mo., on Aug. 9, 2014, the day that Michael Brown was fatally shot by a police officer. A report released Friday, Aug. 15, 2014, by Ferguson Police Chief Thomas Jackson says the footage shows a confrontation between Brown and an employee at the store. The report says that Brown and his friend, Dorian Johnson, stole a box of cigars from the store shortly before Brown's death. (AP Photo/Ferguson Police Department)FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Below is a timeline of the shooting of Michael Brown on Saturday, Aug. 9, in the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson, Missouri. The times are taken from documents provided by the Ferguson Police Department, including dispatch logs and an incident report on a robbery at a convenience store.


Ferguson police chief cedes much of his authority

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/16/2014 - 15:52

Ferguson Police Chief Tom Jackson is surrounded by his officers as he answers questions at a news conference in Forestwood Park on Friday, Aug. 15, 2014. Jackson took questions in the quiet park after earlier identifying Darren Wilson as the officer who shot Michael Brown. (AP Photo/St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Robert Cohen)FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — In less than a week, the nation's most embattled police chief has ceded much of his authority — first to county police and then to state troopers.


Police, protesters clash again in Ferguson

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/16/2014 - 15:45

Michael Brown police reportPolice on Friday identified the officer who fatally shot an unarmed black teenager and released documents alleging the young man had been suspected of stealing a $48.99 box of cigars from a convenience store in a "strong-arm" robbery shortly before he was killed.


Perry indictment exposes Texas' political divide

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/16/2014 - 15:42

FILE - In this Friday, Aug. 8, 2014, file photo, Texas Gov. Rick Perry delivers a speech to nearly 300 in attendance at the 2014 RedState Gathering, in Fort Worth, Texas. Perry was indicted on Friday, Aug. 15, 2014, for abuse of power after carrying out a threat to veto funding for state public corruption prosecutors. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez, File)AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A grand jury has indicted Texas Republican Gov. Rick Perry on two felony counts of abuse of power for making good on a veto threat — a case the possible 2016 presidential hopeful is dismissing as nakedly political, but which his opponents say is just deserts.


Schatz wins Democratic Hawaii US Senate primary

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/16/2014 - 15:38

US Sen. Brian Schatz, center, celebrates with supporters after defeating fellow Democrat US Rep. Colleen Hanabusa to retain his senate seat, Friday, Aug. 15, 2014 in Hilo, Hawaii. (AP Photo/Marco Garcia)PAHOA, Hawaii (AP) — Sen. Brian Schatz beat U.S. Rep. Colleen Hanabusa in the Democratic primary for U.S. Senate in Hawaii, closing out a tight, emotional race that went into overtime after a tropical storm kept some voters from the polls.


More Clinton-Obama differences likely to emerge

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/16/2014 - 15:06

In this Aug. 13, 2014, photo, former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton holds her memoir "Hard Choices" at Bunch of Grapes Bookstore, in Vineyard Haven, Mass., on the island of Martha's Vineyard, during a book signing event for her memoir "Hard Choices." Clinton's split with President Barack Obama over a foreign policy "organizing principle" isn't likely to be the last time differences emerge between the two. How she handles those breaks could be among her biggest challenges to a successful run for president in 2016. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)WASHINGTON (AP) — Hillary Rodham Clinton's split with President Barack Obama over a foreign policy "organizing principle" isn't likely to be the last time differences emerge between the two. How she handles those breaks could be among her biggest challenges to a successful run for president in 2016.


Ferguson, Missouri protesters say hit with police teargas

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/16/2014 - 14:40
(Reuters) - Protesters in Ferguson, Missouri, said late on Friday on Twitter that police had fired tear gas at a crowd protesting over the police shooting death of an unarmed black teen. The reported outbreak late Friday evening came after almost a week of nighttime clashes between local police and protesters saw a 24-hour break as those police forces were replaced by state police led by an African-American captain. (Reporting by Eric M. Johnson; Editing by Michael Perry)

Too many aboard Washington ferry; 480 had to leave

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/16/2014 - 13:39
BREMERTON, Wash. (AP) — A Seattle-bound Washington state ferry mistakenly loaded with 484 more passengers than it was rated to carry had to return to the dock and leave the overflow at the Bremerton ferry terminal late Friday afternoon as Seattle Seahawks fans tried to reach an evening preseason game.

Charges: NY couple intended to injure or abuse 2 Amish girls after kidnapping from farm stand

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/16/2014 - 13:07
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Charges: NY couple intended to injure or abuse 2 Amish girls after kidnapping from farm stand.

Vet saves tiny kitten tossed from speeding car

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/16/2014 - 12:46
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — A tiny, 5-week-old kitten tossed from a speeding vehicle in Spokane, Washington, has been rescued and treated for a broken leg.

Man shot in the back in North Philadelphia

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/16/2014 - 12:08

Man shot in the back in North PhiladelphiaAuthorities say a man was shot multiple times in the back in North Philadelphia.


Brady leads Patriots to 42-35 win over Eagles

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/16/2014 - 11:56

Brady leads Patriots to 42-35 win over EaglesThe New England Patriots capitalized on four turnovers to beat the Philadelphia Eagles 42-35 on Friday night.


Revel casino to close 8 days earlier than planned

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/16/2014 - 11:52

Revel casino to close 8 days earlier than plannedRevel Casino Hotel, the $2.4 billion resort that opened just over two years ago as a hoped-for savior for Atlantic City's sinking revenues, is closing a week earlier than planned.